Fire Engineer

£54,000 - £70,072 yearly
  • NHBC
  • United Kingdom
  • 09 Nov, 2021
Permanent Fire Consultant

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced and qualified Fire Engineer

Would you like to join a rapidly growing business and work on some complex and truly iconic projects? We are the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for newly-built homes and the largest Approved Inspector for Building Control in England and Wales. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will lead on the assessment of fire safety issues and technical risks by the application of expert knowledge and understanding of UK fire safety legislation, Building Regulations and associated standards.

If you love the challenge of a hugely varied role and relish the opportunity to work as part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team, then you could be the perfect fit to join us as a Fire Engineer.

Your day-to-day role

  • Lead the fire strategy /building control assessment of complex, high risk and high value new build and conversion projects
  • use various software packages to assessQualitative Design Reviews (QDRs) fire strategies and CFD modelling.
  • negotiate with developers, builders and their professional advisors, from initial design stage to project completion, to ensure proposals are satisfactory and comply with all relevant regulations and NHBC Standards
  • deliver technical presentations to both internal and external customers
  • assist with training, coaching and mentoring of others
  • manage own workload and allocated tasks to ensure relevant SLAs are achieved
  • ensure compliance with NHBC and HSE requirements for your own personal safety and that of others.

This is an office-based role but we are happy to discuss flexible and home-based working subject to appropriate assessments and working environment.

The qualities and skills we’re looking for

We are looking for an expert fire engineer who already has or is working towards membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers. You will need an in-depth working knowledge of all aspects of fire engineering relating to smoke control solutions.

You will be:

  • fully up to speed with the Smoke Control Association guidance documents and associated British Standards.
  • able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing with the ability to present information clearly
  • a proactive, self-motivated, team player who is flexible and willing to get involved with the development of the role.

Your salary and benefits

Salary and bonus: Your salary will be in the range of £54,000 to £70,072 (dependent upon experience) per year dependent on experience plus a remote worker allowance (currently £2,200). Our annual bonus scheme rewards our strongest performers with the highest bonuses and, subject to the company’s performance and your own, you could earn up to 6% annual bonus.

Pension: Our pension contributions are generous and, depending on your own level of monthly contributions, we will contribute up to 10.5% of your pensionable salary each year.

Holiday: We offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to purchase an extra week per year.

Private health care: We will pay towards Aviva private medical insurance cover for you and your family worth £395 each year.

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: We’ve equalised the leave we offer for all colleagues so, whatever your family set up, you can take the leave you need when you add to your family.

Your future with us

We offer exceptional personal development and clear career progression opportunities. If you’re ambitious, driven and hard-working you will succeed with us. We’ll support you with full training, ongoing CPD and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and professional memberships.

Flexible working

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly in different ways to suit their personal circumstances. We can’t promise we can offer you exactly what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working at interview stage and beyond.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to equal opportunities for all with an inclusive culture that helps us to maintain competitive advantage. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and support our fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter.

Our Values

Excellent – Proud and professional in all that we do
Connected - Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team
Human - Challenging, supporting and respecting each other
Progressive - Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together